FISH TOWN. 1990 to 2020
The EU years

A unique collection of over 100 images
Supported by; EPSON | NIKON PROFESSIONAL | X-RITE PANTONE
By Steve Thornton - Award winning documentary photographer

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fish town. 1990 - 2020
digitally REMastered images never published before !

This unique collection of images are now published here for the first time and will be exhibited at a special inaugural venue in Grimsby where the FISH TOWN image collection was produced. Before the whole collection goes on a UK gallery tour.
Exhibition dates to be announced.

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ABOUT FISH TOWN

Originally photographed by Steve Thornton in 1990 capturing the life of Grimsby fish docks prior to new EU legislation coming into force which changed the character of the fish docks forever.

This unique collection of images are now published here for the first time and will be exhibited at a special inaugural venue in Grimsby where the FISH TOWN image collection was produced. Before the whole collection goes on a UK gallery tour.
Exhibition dates to be announced.

The 1990 exhibition sold out in 3 days, and was covered by the BBC, ITV and national radio. The collection was revived by Steve Thornton in 2020. He extended the narrative by re-visiting and photographing Grimsby fish docks, the new fish market, the Kazbar and the remaining fish companies. Documenting the life of Grimsby Fish Dock as it entered a new livelihood without EU rules due to a winning Brexit vote. Some companies went on to become multi-million pound corporate players, but unfortunately, many never survived.

The 1990 image collection are the very last photographs documenting Grimsby Fish Docks in all their glory.
The 2020 image collection documents the new fish and processing industry compared to 30 years ago. It’s like a “mephitic shanty town to a seafood science lab” Steve Thornton. November/2020.

2020 sponsored and supported by;
Epson Printers, Papers & Ink. X-Rite Pantone Calibration equipment and Nikon Professional, PC-E Lenses.

1990 sponsored and supported by;
Ilford Galerie Photographic Paper, Pan F Film & Chemicals.  Kodak Tri-X Film & D-76 Chemicals. ABP Ports PLC. Fastnet Fish Company Ltd. Jack Smith Fish Ltd. Richard Coulbeck Ltd, Fast Frame Ltd & Nth East Lincs County Council.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

This unique collection of images which are now published here for the first time, will be exhibited at a special inaugural venue in Grimsby where the FISH TOWN image collection was produced.
The whole collection will exhibit on a UK gallery tour after the inaugural show.

Over 100 digitally re-mastered images never seen before. 30 years ago, The, 'End of an Era' photographic exhibition was a hugely successful event held at Great Grimsby Town Hall which sold out in 3 days! These unpublished images from Steve Thornton's photographic archive have been digitally remastered using today's technology. This collection of images capture the true life of a time gone by plus new images of post Brexit, documenting Grimsby fish dock in present day.

A unique collection of images covering all the working life of filleters, buying and selling, the dry dock, the ice house at work, early morning auctions, dock workers, cafe's and more...

LIMITED EDITION HARDBACK BOOK & EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

An accompanying exhibition catalogue with all the images will be available for purchase at the exhibition. The catalogue will publish the full collection and will be available for purchase at the exhibition.

Plus a limited edition, hardback, cloth bound monograph book with dust jacket.
This beautifully printed fine art photographic 'coffee table' book will include all the FISH TOWN collection of images, printed on 195gsm soft gloss finished pages. 285gsm colour branded folio pages, hand embossed stamp with photographers penned signature & hand numbered with a black silk ribbon page marker, enclosed a hardbound black cloth embossed slip case with book title. These books will be available to order from a limited edition print run at the exhibition or before on this website.

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FISH TOWN Giclée Fine Art Prints

These stunning Giclée Museum grade archival fine art prints are available in a choice of three size options.
The Signature, Studio and Limited Edition Series are printed using the latest 10 colour Epson printers employing the latest 10 colour Ultra-Chrome archival colour ink sets. Producing an ultimate D-Max of 10.2 for rich blacks and detailed highlights.
All three series are printed on Epson archival museum grade 325gsm stock with a soft gloss finish. The Signature Series are hand signed and embossed onto 20 x16 inch / 329mm x 483mm stock and the unsigned Studio series are printed onto the same stock but at a smaller size of 8.3" x 11.7" / 210mm x 297mm. The Limited Series prints are larger than the above and there are only 10 issues of each print. More information is available on the prints page. Click on an image below for a full description and prices. Or go to the Limited Edition Series from the Fine Art dropdown menu.

FISH TOWN Fine Art Prints

Buy Signature or Studio Series fine art pigment prints. Prices from £125.00

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Clients

FOOD & DRINK (Editorial & Packaging)
Youngs, Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Co-oP, The Times, Observer, Mail...
MILITARY & SPORTING (Corporate Print & Media)
Beretta, Victrix Armaments, DayState, Sig Sauer, BMG, SASTA, DGC, EPA, MARCH, RS Swiss, GSP, Holland & Holland, Sonik, Hardy, Sniper Extreme...
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (Exhibitions & Print)
UK SF, USA SF, Swedish SF, France CT, Dutch SF...
TOURIST BOARDS (Exhibitions & Print)
Switzerland, France, Wales, Iceland, Italy, Ethiopia, Scotland, New York State, British Colombia...

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Published this autumn 2021

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